O’Toole Building Constructed in 1962-63 by Arthur Schiller and Albert Ledner, the Curran Building originally served as the headquarters for the National Maritime Union of America. Later sold to Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center and renamed the O’Toole Building, this large five-story structure is a striking contemporary design featuring a steel frame with precast concrete panels, full-height curved glass-block walls at the ground floor, and two overhangs dramatized by their scalloped-edge profiles.
CANY provided consulting services for the $5MM landmark restoration, which included a comprehensive report with repair recommendations and multi-year prioritized cost estimates. CANY also provided consulting services for modification of the building’s use, in addition to developing construction documents and specifications for a roof replacement project, coordination of the building re-use plan and Landmark restoration, and continues to be actively involved in an ongoing façade repairs. In 2017, the building was the recipient of the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Lucy Moses Award and the DoCoMoMo Design Award of Excellence.